The accommodation scene in North Macedonia is slowly improving and though some hotels can be bad value for money, there are many charming places to stay. Village guesthouses are best in the mountains, and there are lovely small hotels, as well as the occasional monastery room. Be aware that 'apartment' usually just means a larger room rather than an actual apartment.

Booking Ahead

It's well worth booking ahead for July and August, Orthodox Christmas (7 January), Orthodox Easter and during festivals or carnivals.